Child advocacy groups are always looking for new ways to make it clear to kids how laws and public policies affect them.
A unique effort debuted last fall called I Got Arrested, Now What?, which explains the workings of the juvenile justice system by following a fictional teen through his experience. It’s in comic book form and unfolds like a poster.
The Center for Urban Pedagogy is ready to help other organizations that work with kids to create and produce their own messages.
The Center’s Making Policy Public project wants to match advocates with graphic designers who will help them create illustrative posters to simplify complicated policies for kids.
The Center is now on the hunt for the next advocate, organization, researcher or policy maker with a message for kids. They are sponsoring a contest that anyone can enter. Be prepared to explain your message and your distribution plan for a target audience.
Click here for application instructions.
If you win, you’ll get 1000 copies of your own color publication to give to kids and an honorarium of $1,000. Applications are due by 5pm on January 21. Good luck!